Notice of Availability and Public Meeting for the Draft Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Lower Gunnison Project
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has provided funding to the Colorado River Water Conservation District for a project to modernize agricultural water management within several Lower Gunnison River subwatersheds. The purposes of the Lower Gunnison Project are to comprehensively improve water use efficiency by converting existing flood irrigation systems to pressurized irrigation systems and to improve water quality by reducing salinity and selenium concentrations in the Colorado River Basin. NRCS has reviewed the potential impacts of the Lower Gunnison Project in a Draft Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessment (Draft Plan-EA).
An electronic version of the Draft Plan-EA is available on the project website:
Additionally, hardcopies of the Draft Plan-EA are available at: Montrose Regional Library, 320 S 2nd Street, Montrose, Colorado 81401 and Paonia Public Library, 80 Samuel Wade Road, Paonia, Colorado 81428.
NRCS invites all interested parties to learn about the project and the Draft Plan-EA, as well as provide comments and suggestions in regard to the content of the Final Plan-EA. Written comments will be accepted via U.S. Mail to NRCS Colorado State Office Denver Federal Center Building 56, Room 2604, Attention: Randy Randall, P.O. Box 25486 DFC, Denver, Colorado 80225 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. The comment period will be open from Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.